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St. Joseph in Berrien County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Eleven Inch Dahlgren

 
 
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By Duane Hall, April 26, 2013
1. Eleven Inch Dahlgren Marker
Inscription. On July 5, 1897 with great pride and effort the A.W. Chapman Post of the Grand Army of the Republic dedicated this gun and grounds to the memories of those who fought in the Civil War in defense of the flag. This 11 inch bore Dahlgren was built in 1864 at Hinkley, Williams & Co., Boston, Massachusetts for service in the Civil War. Cast hollow and bored out on a lathe this gun has a finished weight of 15,890 lbs. Using 15 lbs. of gunpowder this smoothbore cannon can hurl a 130 lb. exploding shell or 200 lb. solid shot over 2 miles. Removed from the U.S.S. Marion in 1876 this cannon's previous service is uncertain.
 
Location. 42° 6.546′ N, 86° 29.036′ W. Marker is in St. Joseph, Michigan, in Berrien County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake Boulevard and Broad St, on the right when traveling south on Lake Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Joseph MI 49085, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Silver Beach Amusement Park (here, next to this marker); Lighthouses on the Bluff (a few steps from this marker); La Salle Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Lighthouses on the Pier (about
Eleven Inch Dahlgren image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 26, 2013
2. Eleven Inch Dahlgren
400 feet away, measured in a direct line); United States Life Saving Service (about 400 feet away); St. Joseph Maritime Heritage (about 400 feet away); Fort Miami (about 800 feet away); St. Joseph's Firemen (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Joseph.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 457 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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